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socialized medicine

noun

Simple Definition of socialized medicine

  • : medical and hospital services that are provided by a government and paid for by taxes

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of socialized medicine

  1. :  medical and hospital services for the members of a class or population administered by an organized group (as a state agency) and paid for from funds obtained usually by assessments, philanthropy, or taxation

1937

First Known Use of socialized medicine

1937


Medical Dictionary

socialized medicine

noun

Medical Definition of socialized medicine

  1. :  medical and hospital services for the members of a class or population administered by an organized group (as a state agency) and paid for from funds obtained usually by assessments, philanthropy, or taxation




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